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The Easiest New Year's Eve Get-Up

December 31, 2018

The Easiest New Year’s Eve Get-Up

Parties used to require some pretty remarkable clothes. In 1951, eccentric millionaire Carlos de Beistegui threw a masquerade ball at…

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Loafers Only: A Visit to Florida's Maus and Hoffman

November 15, 2018

Loafers Only: A Visit To Florida’s Maus And Hoffman

Sitting on the beach while on vacation in Naples, Florida, I mentioned to my wife that I hoped to visit…

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Fear and Clothing: Keeping Suede Shoes Clean This Winter

November 12, 2018

Fear And Clothing: Keeping Suede Shoes Clean This Winter

There’s this old story about George Hoby, a famous shoemaker in London who lived during the early 19th century. Supposedly,…

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Halloween Costumes You Can Put Together From Your Closet

October 25, 2018

Halloween Costumes You Can Put Together From Your Closet

Halloween is fast approaching, and while there are those who think the whole costume thing is for kids, chances are…

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Take Me in and Dry the Rain: Weather-proofing Your Leather Shoes

October 4, 2018

Take Me In And Dry The Rain: Weather-proofing Your Leather Shoes

Have you ever marched 10 miles with cold, wet feet? “The ‘poor bloody infantry’ have had to trust their feet…

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Guide to Cleaning Sneakers

July 30, 2018

Guide To Cleaning Sneakers

Summer is in full swing, which means your sneakers are probably getting a good workout. All those hikes, ice cream…

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Getting Rid of That Thrift Store Smell

June 23, 2018

Getting Rid Of That Thrift Store Smell

It’s probably happened to you–browsing thrift store racks, you spy a diamond in the moth-nibbled rough. You grab it before…

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Dressed by the Internet: Social Media Influence and Men’s Clothing

June 1, 2018

Dressed By The Internet: Social Media Influence And Men’s Clothing

Jacob Gallagher in The Wall Street Journal this week describes how social media — specifically Instagram — may be driving…

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Very Early Morning Suit: What to Look for at the Royal Wedding

May 17, 2018

Very Early Morning Suit: What To Look For At The Royal Wedding

Weddings are one of the few remaining occasions where any real dress code applies, and even there, the rules today…

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The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (part 2)

April 12, 2018

The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (part 2)

Yesterday I talked a bit about the different styles of denim jacket that are out there, and what makes a…

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The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (Part One)

April 12, 2018

The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (Part One)

On balance, denim sort of sucks, especially for outerwear. It’s stiff when new and wears out reliably, ripping at stress…

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Ten Great Sneakers for Spring

April 5, 2018

Ten Great Sneakers For Spring

The weather is starting to heat up again in California, reminding me it’s almost time for camp collar shirts and…

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What’s Worth Shopping for Online Versus in Person

March 29, 2018

What’s Worth Shopping For Online Versus In Person

Browsing a site like Mr. Porter, with multiple, clear photos of nearly every item (on a model! with other clothes!), measurements,…

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Flyin’ the Flannel: A Comparison of Five Affordable Gray Flannel Trousers

March 15, 2018

Flyin’ The Flannel: A Comparison Of Five Affordable Gray Flannel Trousers

No one wants to be a flâneur anymore. It sounds too dandy, too affected. Even if the idea of strolling…

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Velvet Draped the Oscars

March 7, 2018

Velvet Draped The Oscars

Trends in formalwear move at a glacial pace, as there’s only so much one can do with traditional black tie,…

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